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What the flock?
Dead birds are being found by the dozens on Island beaches, raising the concern among health and animal control officials that the Island may be seeing a strain of avian flu. Warnings have been posted on Facebook and at beaches while the Island awaits testing results on some of the dead cormorants that were found. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed the presence of avian flu in the state. Editor George Brennan and reporter Rich Saltzberg have this story.

School faces math problem
The Tisbury School Building Committee met on Tuesday and is still having difficulty nailing down exactly how much the project will cost. At issue is that bids are not due on the project until next month. Meanwhile, school officials are wondering whether to push ahead with demolishing the gym or whether to wait so that voters can gather there to approve more funding for the school project. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details.

Meeting in court
The showdown between the proposed developers of Meeting House Way versus the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is underway in Dukes County Superior Court. On Tuesday, opening arguments were held in the trial, which is expected to last into next week. At issue is whether the MVC had the authority to deny the development. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.

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Quote of the Day
"I married into an old Yankee Cape Cod family. Everyone here understands grievances become generational amongst you Yankees. Sometimes the reason for the grievances may have gotten lost in the historical facts, but nevertheless there’s a message to be heard, and there are some strategies we could find at least to show we are aware of their concerns and that we’re addressing them even if it isn’t changing the ferry’s schedule as it is, but looking at seeking outside enforcement from the truck enforcement group from the State Police."
–Peter Jeffrey, Falmouth’s representative on the Steamship Authority board, on complaints about traffic and noise in Woods Hole

Hot Topic Comment
William Graves commented on the death of Rosalee McCullough. "A gracious, strong and generous lady. She remembered me in 2013 when I spoke to her in Pittsburgh when the city named a popular bridge for her husband. Years earlier, at a Stonewall Beach picnic, Mr. McCullough recounted his mad dash to catch the ferry at Woods Hole that he’d never ridden before. He was young, but certain of the woman he wanted to court. He made the boat, and they subsequently made a historic couple."

Hot Topic Letter
Susan Desmarais shared her views on a campground proposed on Lank Bank property in Oak Bluffs. "To the M.V. Land Bank, I urge you to consider camp tenting on a different property that is less environmentally sensitive. We all know that often intentions and guidelines aren’t followed. People disregard rules at the expense of the environment every day; sadly, consequences might not become noted until it's too late. Our Lagoon is already not as healthy as it could be. Camping gear often is flame retardant, thus containing PFAS. Do we want an additional source of PFAS contamination for our water? I think not."
Today: I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve never been to a Sharks game. And that might just be my easiest confession ever. Let’s go cheer them on. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

National Theater Live offers "Henry V," Shakespeare’s take on the psychology of power. Star Kit Harington from "Game of Thrones." My kids love anything — even through seven degrees of separation — from "Game of Thrones." Film Center. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Polly Hill Arboretum offers a Guided Tour so you can check out all the plants that make the place special. I always feel like it wakes up out of hibernation this time of year. Sort of like a hedgehog. 10 am. –C.B.

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The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

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Staying in?
Nobody loves a spring roll like we love a spring roll. In fact, we like anything with the word "roll" in it. Enough about us, try this Harvest of the Month recipe for Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce.

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‘Stan Murphy at 100’
The current exhibition at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an overview of Stan Murphy’s life and art, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. Murphy was renowned as a premier and well-respected Island artist, and his work and creative vision can both be viewed at the museum. The show was carefully curated by reminiscing about Murphy’s life, using this insight to organize his diverse, unique material. Read Hermine Hull’s captivating story here to learn more about Murphy’s life, the creation of the exhibition and the people behind it, and to discover why Hull describes Murphy as "an enigma."

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